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Ajax Amsterdam and Daley Blind terminate contract!

Ajax and Daley Blind have terminated their contract. The defender’s contract was set to expire on June 30, 2023 but will now end on December 31, 2022.

32 year old Amsterdam-born Daley Blind followed Ajax’s youth academy from age 8. He made his debut for the Ajax senior team on December 7, 2008 in the match against FC Volendam. The left-footed player left Ajax on a loan to FC Groningen in the second half of the 2009/2010 season, only to return to Ajax.

In the following seasons, the Ajacied became Eredivisie Champion four times (2011, 2012, 2012, and 2014) and won the Johan Cruijff Shield (2013). In the summer of 2014, he made a transfer to Manchester United. Four years later, Blind returned to Amsterdam to win both the KNVB Cup and become Eredivisie champion. In 2019, he won the Johan Cruijff Shield for the second time. When Covid hit in 2020, Ajax ended first in the Eredivisie. During his last two full seasons at Ajax, Blind became Eredivisie champion two more times. His total number of championships for Ajax in the Netherlands is seven. Besides those, the Ajax player won several individual prizes. Blind played 333 official matches, in which he made 13 goals.

Ajax sports director Edwin van der Sar said, “Over the course of the last few days, we reached an agreement with Daley to terminate his contract. I hope he can find another club to end his successful career with. Together with Daley, we have decided on a match in the ArenA where he can say a proper goodbye to the supporters.”

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